Monday, November 14, 2011

Civil War & Lincoln Program- Thursday

Join the Friends of the Library as we celebrate the Civil War Sesquicentennial on Thursday, November 17th at 7 PM. Reedsburg High School History Teacher Dave Moon will be presenting a look at Abraham Lincoln & the Civil War. The Civil War is remembered as the most dramatic period in the history of the United States. Sectional arguments about slavery, economic policies, and the proper roles for state and national government caused a conflict that would lead to death and change the nation. At the center of this time was President Lincoln. Discover Thursday night how Lincoln with little military experience, was able to prosecute the war to a successful end. How he became known as the “Great Emancipator”. Also discover how Lincoln was able to see sooner and clearer than anyone else that the Civil War, at its heart, was fought to protect government of the people, and for the people.

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